Darul Hana project to proceed as usual – Abang Johari

Posted on : 01 Jun 2018  Source of News: borneo post online

Abang Johari (standing, 10th left), flanked by Juma’ani on his left and Dr Abdul Rahman, joins the aid recipients and members of the mosque committee in a group photo. — Photo by Muhammad Rais Sanusi

KUCHING: The Darul Hana project will go on as usual despite the change of government at federal level.

In making this assurance, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg there should be no problem as far as the running of the project is concerned.

The Darul Hana project is being implemented by the state government to establish a comfortable yet modern village area, with orderly living conditions, for residents of Kampung Seberang Hillir.

“There should be no problem for the project to go on, even though the federal government has changed, because it (Darul Hana) is funded by the state government,” he spoke prior to ‘iftar’ (break-of-fast) at Masjid Darul Hana here on Wednesday evening.

The mosque is a component of the whole Darul Hana project that has reached completion and is now operational.

For now, the project enters its first phase of constructing the residential units.

On a separate subject, Abang Johari pointed out that although the state and federal governments are now under different coalitions, Sarawak ‘remains special in its own way’.

“We will continue our efforts of developing the state with our resources, and we will also work together with the new federal government led by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.”

Additionally, Abang Johari said the state government would take over several services that used to be under the administration of the previous federal government.

“They include the distribution of allowances to community leaders and village chiefs, to be borne by the state government following the federal government’s decision of temporarily halting the payment of community leaders’ allowances.”

Later, Abang Johari also presented Hari Raya contributions to 130 needy individuals.

The chief minister attended the event with his wife Datin Patinggi Dato Juma’ani Tuanku Bujang, Assistant Minister of Rural Electricity Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi and Sarawak Islamic Council president Datu Misnu Taha.